Mount Koya, Japan

i blogged about my trip to Hokkaido in the recent week, including one about Mount Asahidake. being in Mount Asahidake reminded me of my visit to Mount Koya, which took place in 2014. Mount Koya is definitely worth a blog post as it’s one of my favourite places in Japan so far. i actually wrote … More Mount Koya, Japan

Otaru, Hokkaido

Otaru is yet another popular getaway from Sapporo. located 30 minutes away from Sapporo, this little harbour city makes a decent day’s trip. there are frequent trains from Sapporo to Otaru. a cheaper option would be to take the bus. my mum and i decided to take the train. the train journey to Otaru is … More Otaru, Hokkaido

Biei, Hokkaido

next in the Hokkaido series, is Biei. Biei is a small town in Hokkaido, famous for its rolling hills. Biei is about 30 minutes from Furano, and 30 minutes from Asahikawa. we bought the Biei bus tour tickets one day in advance, because i figured it was going to be very popular among tourists. obviously … More Biei, Hokkaido

Furano, Hokkaido

Hokkaido is well-known for its annual ice festival in February, and it is also a popular ski destination in this part of the world. so needless to say, it is a pretty good place to head for the winter holidays. it is also becoming more and more of a popular destination in summer, as evident … More Furano, Hokkaido